[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] RFC: drop VDA

Hendrik Leppkes h.leppkes at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 12:52:15 EEST 2017

On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 10:13 AM, Kirill Gavrilov <gavr.mail at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 4:57 PM, Clément Bœsch <u at pkh.me> wrote:
> and unfortunately I can't test VDA (because OSX doesn't have it anymore).
> Could you please add a comment where/when it has been removed?
> I have tried to find any information about this but only found deprecation
> since OS X El Capitan, but not removal:
> https://developer.apple.com/library/content/documentation/MacOSX/Conceptual/OSX_Technology_Overview/SystemFrameworks/SystemFrameworks.html
>> VideoDecodeAcceleration.framework
>> First available: 10.7
>> Prefixes: VDA
>> Deprecated in OS X v10.11. Use VideoToolbox.framework instead.
> Not that I've bothered much about missing VDA in FFmpeg (it is too slow and
> inflexible on my old MacBook anyway), just want to have clearer picture
> about it.

Deprecation for Apple means they basically removed the feature from
the SDK immediately. So if you use a 10.11 or newer OSX SDK, it won't
be available.

- Hendrik

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